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Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Volume 2017, Article ID 4835912, 9 pages
Review Article

Modernization Trends of Infertility Treatment of Traditional Korean Medicine

1College of Korean Medicine, Dongguk University, Seoul, Republic of Korea
2Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Korean Medicine, Dongguk University, Seoul, Republic of Korea

Correspondence should be addressed to Dong-Il Kim; ten.liamnah@idkygbo

Received 24 July 2017; Accepted 24 September 2017; Published 5 November 2017

Academic Editor: Gihyun Lee

Copyright © 2017 Jang-Kyung Park and Dong-Il Kim. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Despite the development of assisted reproductive technology (ART), it is difficult to increase the implantation rate. In Korea, Traditional Korean Medicine, including herbal medicine, is an important component of infertility treatment. Korean medical doctors who are treating infertility often use herbal medicine to promote implantation. In this article, as one of the research works on modernization of Traditional Korean Medicine, we investigated the experimental studies to clarify the effects of herbal medicines that are traditionally used to promote pregnancy. We searched for experimental studies over the past 10 years of improvement of endometrial receptivity in herbal medicine using six domestic and international sites. We analyzed 11 studies that meet the selection criteria. We found that herbal medicines demonstrably improved endometrial receptivity and increased pregnancy rates.